74th Annual IEEE Ottawa Section AGM and Banquet

We are pleased to welcome you to the 74th Annual General Meeting of the IEEE Ottawa Section. This year’s theme is Disruptive Technologies. This event sells out every year and attracts 150+ members and leaders from academia, industry, and government. In addition to a great agenda, there will be plenty of time allotted for socializing, networking and enjoying a night of entertainment.

Date: Friday 19 October 2018

Time: 05:30 PM to 10:15 PM

  • 05:30 PM Networking and Arrival
  • 06:00 PM AGM Business (optional)
  • 06:30 PM AGM Banquet Dinner
  • 09:00 PM post-AGM Social and Networking
  • 10:15 PM Closing

Location: Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre), Trillium Ballroom

Address: 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON

Event contact: Zahra Mohammad, Vice-Chair, IEEE Ottawa Section

Registration Link

Speaker: Rodney Wilson, Chief Technologist, Research and Education Networking of Ciena

Portrait of Rodney Wilson

Mr. Wilson is responsible for Ciena’s leadership & global interactions with universities and the research community, including national research and education networks. His particular focus is on collaboration with advanced high-performance networks being created by national government for research and education purposes. These networks experiment with emerging, pre-commercial hardware and software solutions. Mr. Wilson directs Ciena’s involvement with these research networks. Further, representing Ciena’s CTO organization, he orchestrates intersections between emerging technologies and Ciena research and development groups.

Prior to his current role, he was a senior advisor for the CTO at Nortel, and held other advanced technology roles during 13 years with the company, including director of broadband switching and optical Ethernet R&D. He served as Network Architect for the University of Toronto’s global bibliographic network service. He served as Chair of the Patronage Committee, IEEE International Conference of Communications 2012 (ICC 2012) Ottawa, and as member of the Organizing Committee ICC 2012. He is a frequent speaker at IEEE conferences and events, including the annual SuperComputing SC conference series sponsored jointly by IEEE and ACM. Originally trained in Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto Ontario, and is a graduate of the Executive Management school at Stanford University in Palo Alto California. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee medal for his service to Canada.


The IEEE Ottawa Section Nominations and Appointments Committee proposes the following nominees, who have agreed to serve, if elected, as the 2019 IEEE Ottawa Section Executive.

IEEE Ottawa Section Executive Slate

  • Chair: Dr. Winnie Ye
  • Vice-Chair: Mr. Ajit Pardasani
  • Treasurer: Mr. Abdulhak Nagy
  • Secretary: Mr. Travis Jardine

The elections will be held during the AGM Business at 06:00 PM.


  • IBM
  • The Robotics Centre
  • Smart & Biggar
  • Carleton University Faculty of Engineering and Design
  • Infinera
  • Syntronic
  • Purecolo
  • + More!!


  • Extreme Entertainment

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